October 28, 2012

Blue Skies Kit

For some time now, I have been using stamps, paint, and mists in my layouts. I love the artistic feel it adds to a page. I know it takes time for those to dry up but the outcome is always amazing.


For this page I have used the gorgeous Blue Skies kit by Scraptastic Club. The kit is a combination of MME Playful and EchoPark Record patterned papers with a beige, yellow, and blue palette. I adore all the embellishments that came with it and decided not to get the add on for this kit and challenge myself to only use the main kit.

Having only a daughter, I must admit that scrapping the color blue (if it's not teal) is challenging. I used a black and white photo to compensate with the palette and to make it pop. With the magic of stamping, paint and splatters of mists, I was able to combine layer different elements and still make the page cohesive.

I have 3 more layouts using the kit that I will post in the next few days, thanks for dropping by!

October 19, 2012

Fussy Cutting

Dealing with life can be stressful. Raising a toddler is very tiring. Working full time is exhausting. These are just a few reasons why I love scrapbooking so much. Whenever I am in my scraproom I feel relief, peaceful, and quiet. It is my me time. I am not creating everyday but I always look forward to it.

One of the common technique I love is cutting intricate patterns from pps. I spend most of my creative time doing this because it is very relaxing. I also love the layering it can provide to a page. One of the best patterned papers to work with using this technique is Webster Pages.

Here was a layout that I did a few months ago when I guest design for Webster Pages:

October 12, 2012

My Little STAR

I am really happy that I am getting my groove back. I love scrapbooking and I am thrilled that I scrap more often now compared to the last few months. Not only do I create projects for my DT assignments, I was able to scrap for me. Next to my list is scrapbooking photos of myself!

For now, here is another layout of my little star using Scraptastic Club's Just Beachy kit (my 5th layout from the kit). I had so much fun creating my second layout. I layered piece upon piece of papers, washi tape, journaling card and some elements that came with the add on. I love negative space layout and I think this turned up pretty well considering it was created for 30 minutes.

Close up

October 10, 2012

MME + Imaginarium Design Chipboard

I was inspired with all the negative pages I see online. I used a black and white photo to contrast the bright colors of the MME collection. I made the background subtle by dabbing white gesso on most part of my design. With the addition of stamps, mists and watercolour pencils, the background blended well with my theme.

I love adding stamps randomly as part of my background. It gives this journaling effect that I wanted. Stamps like text, texture, shapes is always perfect to personalize background.

Products Used: My Minds Eye Fine and Dandy collection, Ranger Ideology stamp, October Afternoon Mists, Lily Bee rubons, Faber Castel watercolour pencil, Gesso, Washi tape.

Imaginarium Design Chipboards used:

For the chipboard, heart chipboard, I dipped it to gesso and added sand to build the texture. You might notice that I do this often with my chipboards, that is because I love the textured effect it creates.

October 8, 2012

Playing with my Cameo

It has been a month since I received my Silhouette Cameo but I only have used it 3x. Not because I am lazy, but because of some technical problem and now, I am still waiting for some replacement.

Luckily, I was able to do this background before the problem. I have used a file from Silhouette Online Store, one of the files I chose to avail my $10 GC.

MME Fine and Dandy

I enjoyed making this page. The diecut design made everything so much easier. With simple addition of embellishments, I was able to create something I really like. I just wish my replacement blade arrives soon because I really wanted to create more using my Cameo.

October 4, 2012

Pink from a Beach themed kit?

I know the Just Beachy kit from Scraptastic Club is mostly a combination of blue and yellow but have you noticed the pinks as well? I did! Since it is not that much because of the theme, I made my own background using my mists to create a sunburst effect.

This photo of Hannah was taken a few months ago. Just an ordinary day playing on our roof-deck. We have plants all over there and this is where she also bikes and swim.

Thanks for dropping by!

October 2, 2012

Scraptastic Club October Kits!

Have you seen the October kits yesterday? Yes, WOW!!! Each kit is jam-packed with beautiful papers and yummy goodies. I can't wait to get my hands on those.The kits are getting better and better.

Let me tell you about Scraptastic Club Kits. Scraptastic Club is a monthly scrapbooking kit club. You do not have to be a member to purchase and enjoy our kits. The kits are loaded with the latest and greatest products in the scrapping industry, always balanced and creatively designed to help you in your creative journey!  We do offer non-commitment monthly subscriptions, check out our website for all the details here. Every month we offer 2 different kits with there own coordinating add-on for you to choose from. The newest addition to the kit line-up is the monthly stamp add-on.

Here are the 2 kits for October! Click the kit name to get more information about the kit.

At first glance with a name like Hall Pass and some of the school themed embellishments, you would think this is a school kit. But check out the colors and the back sides of the papers, it is much more than that. This kit is chocked full of fun elements. Check out the frames, tags and the exclusive pieces Jessica added! I love the variety in alphas.

Our 2nd kit, a beautiful mix of blues, greens, yellows with a bit of teal. A great versatile kit documenting everyday moments. This kit is full of Echo Park, Jillibean, My Mind's Eye, Pink Paisley and check out the little tiny Studio Calico wood tweets. I love the exclusive tags Jessica has added to the kit as well.